About Us

The Charity Defense Council is a brave new leadership organization for the charity sector. Our mission is to correct misconceptions about charity that undermine the potential of the sector. Our goal is singular and bold: to change how the donating public thinks about changing the world.

Our founder Dan Pallotta's 2013 TED Talk "The Way We Think About Charity Is Dead Wrong" described the problem and got the conversation started. Now, we're building a movement to create a lasting solution.

Governing Board | Steering Committee | Advisory Board
Foundation Advisory Committee | International Advisory Committee



Governing Board


Neil McCarthy

Director


Dan Pallotta

Founder & President


Seth Perlman

Secretary & Treasurer



Steering Committee


Pierre Ferrari

President & CEO

Heifer International


Susan Barrows Libby

Managing Partner

Kito Global


Steve Nardizzi

Former CEO

Wounded Warrior Project


Ken Stern

Former CEO

NPR


Advisory Board


Peter Diamandis

Chairman & CEO

XPRIZE Foundation


Matt Flannery

Co-Founder & CEO

Kiva


Jim Gibbons

President & CEO

Goodwill Industries International


Darell Hammond

Former Founder & CEO

KaBoom!



Perla Ni

CEO

Great Nonprofits


Jason "Radical" Russell

Co-Founder & CCO

Invisible Children


Billy Shore

Founder

Share Our Strength


Roxanne Spillett

Immediate Past President

Boys & Girls Clubs of America



Art Taylor

President & CEO

BBB Wise Giving Alliance


Mark Tercek

President & CEO

The Nature Conservancy


Eric Walker

CFO

Population Council



Foundation Advisory Committee


Jim Bildner

CEO

Draper Richards Kaplan Foundation


Kevin Murphy

President

Berks County Community Foundation


International Advisory Committee


Peter Lewis

CEO

Institute of Fundraising UK


Bruce MacDonald

President & CEO

Imagine Canada


Kyla Shawyer

CEO

Resource Alliance

Below, you can find all our latest financial information. If you have any questions, please feel free to email us at info@charitydefensecouncil.org.



IRS Tax-Exempt Determination

2012 Letter

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info@charitydefensecouncil.org
(978) 213-7014

Charity Defense Council
7 Central Street
Topsfield, MA 01983